Notre Dame's 3 Most Likely Bowl Destinations

Notre Dame ended the season with a disappointing four-game losing streak, but they will still be going bowling at the end of the season. The Irish should still have their pick of prestigious bowl games to go to because of their massive fan base, so where is Notre Dame most likely to end up playing?

TaxSlayer Bowl (SEC vs ACC/Big Ten/ND)

Fri., Jan. 2, 3:20 p.m. ET

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL

Notre Dame has a slot for this bowl game, which makes it the logical choice on paper and would create an interesting matchup with likely LSU or Texas A&M. Going to Florida with a chance to knock off a good SEC team would be a good postseason for the Irish, but there are greener pastures Notre Dame will look to.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl (ACC vs. Big Ten)

Sat., Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m. ET

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Outside of playing in one of the six New Year's Eve/Day bowls, playing in New York City in Yankee Stadium probably holds the most appeal for Notre Dame fans. The Big Ten will likely put Penn State or Nebraska in this game, which would make this one of the marquee matchups of the bowl season.

Notre Dame beat Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl last season, so if the Big Ten were to send a team that's not a traditional power (like Minnesota or Maryland), the Irish will likely pass for a bowl in a warmer climate.

Russell Athletic Bowl (ACC vs. Big 12)

Mon., Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. ET

Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL

This is the bowl that Notre Dame is most likely to go to as it holds both warm weather and a marquee opponent (likely Oklahoma). The Irish have shown that a large contingency of fans will travel to Florida for a bowl game. This is Notre Dame's best chance to play a prestigious program and a good team, creating better ratings and more fan excitement.

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